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Title:
Josh Gibson
Author:
Twemlow, Nick.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Central, 2002.
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
Presents a biography of the powerful home run hitter and chronicles the history of African American participation in organized baseball, the formation of the Negro leagues, and racial politics in America.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.1 2.0 57331.
ISBN:
9780823934751
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV865.G53 T94 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Kenmore Library GV865.G53 T94 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography
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100+ Page Biographies of Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees with Information That Will Never Go Out of Date Shut out of the major leagues, African American players picked up games wherever they could until the official Negro leagues were started. Featuring information that will never go out of date, these six biographies paint the racial and political landscape of the first half of the last century, while featuring the life stories of some of the Negro leagues'--indeed, all of baseball's--greatest players. This book casts a fond yet unsparing eye at the life and times of one of America's greatest baseball players. In addition to accounts of Gibson's achievements on the field, the author acknowledges Gibson's personal misfortunes. Twemlow also gives a detailed history of the rise and fall of the Negro leagues.


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